The Institute of Green Growth Solutions, a nonpartisan, independent policy research tank, will launch a “One Tree Planted Project” to preserve 100 million hectares of land throughout Africa.
According to the institute, the purpose of the initiative is to prevent the deterioration of the African ecology and support the government’s decision to plant trees under the Green Ghana Project.
The initiative is part of the World Resources Institute’s Top 100 Grass Restoration Projects in Africa (WRI).
According to the institute, land has already been obtained in the chosen places, particularly in Kokofu, Ashanti Region. A total of 250,000 trees of five different species will be planted.
Dr. Eric Twum, CEO of the Institute for Green Growth Solutions, told the media that once these trees are planted, they would be cared for until they reach maturity.
“Around the globe, tree preservation is important to the success of our endeavor. Therefore, we anticipate survival rates of at least 95% for the trees we are planting.
“Therefore, we will immediately begin another agronomic activity, including weeding, pruning, and watering, and then ensure that these trees reach maturity.”
The Institute is convinced that the initiative will assist restore forest ecosystems and reconnect forest habitats, thereby reversing habitat loss, fragmentation, and ecosystem decline.